Columbia Bank (WA & OR) – Why Work For Us?

Columbia Bank is a Northwest community bank dedicated to our customers, our communities and our employees. We place the highest priority on customer service and strive to make a positive contribution in each community we serve by employing people who truly make a difference to our customers and communities.

In this part of the website, you'll learn about how we do business, our commitment to communities, our directors and officers, our latest financial reports and our latest news. Whether you're a potential employee, customer or investor, or you already have a relationship with us, we thank you for visiting our website.



  • Checking
  • Savings, IRAs, CDs, and Money Markets
  • Personal Online Banking
  • Personal Bill Pay
  • Personal Mobile Banking
  • Personal VISA Card Services
  • Overdraft Protection Center
  • Residential Lending

Small Businesses

  • Business Checking
  • Business Savings
  • Business Loan Center
  • Business VISA Cards
  • Merchant Card Services


  • Commercial Banking
  • Cash Management
  • Commercial Loan Center
  • International Banking

Wealth Management

  • CB Financial Services
  • Columbia Private Banking
  • West Coast Trust
  • Columbia Trust Services
  • Professional Banking
  • Wealth Management Team

Columbia Bank is a Pacific Northwest community bank headquartered in Tacoma, Washington with a network of branches throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. As a regional community bank, Columbia is able to offer a comprehensive array of financial solutions and expertise to meet the needs of businesses and individuals while providing the kind of service you expect when doing business with a neighbor.

Columbia’s community banking philosophy places the highest priority on relationship-based customer service and providing a positive work environment, while striving to make meaningful contributions to each of the communities it serves. We consider it a privilege to work alongside our customers, giving our time, talent and resources to make our communities better places to live and work.


We truly believe that our people make the difference. Our strong bank and thriving culture are built upon our ability to attract and retain talented bankers who posses industry expertise, deep knowledge of and affinity for their local community and a commitment to maintaining exceptional customer service standards. Customer service is the cornerstone of the Columbia Bank culture and we work diligently to ensure we consistently meet our high standards both internally and externally. We attribute the recognition we have received throughout the years to our employees’ ability to consistently deliver on this promise.


• Medical
• Dental
• Vision
• Wellness Program
• Life Insurance
• Long Term Disability


Worklife Balance

• Vacation
• Sick Time
• Birthday Off
• Federal Reserve Holidays
• EAP, Employee Assistance


Savings and Investments

• 401K
• ESPP, Employee Stock 
   Purchase Program
• Tuition Reimbursement
• Transportation Reimbursement
• Flex Spending Accounts
• Employee Discounts

Columbia Bank (WA & OR) Reviews

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Columbia Bank (WA & OR) President, CEO, and Director; President and CEO, Columbia Bank Melanie J. Dressel
Melanie J. Dressel
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    Amazing people and company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Float Teller in Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Float Teller in Tacoma, WA

    I have been working at Columbia Bank (WA & OR) full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
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    Positive Outlook
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    Great benefits and competitive salary all around a great company to work for worth alot of charities


    Traveling a distance for work as well as long hours and lots of standing

    Advice to Management

    Raise the minimum pay

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Additional Info

Headquarters Tacoma, WA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (COLB)
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

Columbia Banking System is the holding company for Columbia State Bank (also known as Columbia Bank). It has more than 90 bank branches in Washington, from Puget Sound to the timber country in the southwestern part of the state, as well as in northern Oregon, where it also operates as Bank of Astoria. Targeting individuals and local businesses, the bank offers standard retail services such as checking and savings accounts, CDs, IRAs, credit cards, loans, and mortgages. Its Columbia Private Banking division offers customized financial services for businesses and affluent... More

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